Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Instructional Methods and Aplications In Science E ILF 503 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ŞENOL BEŞOLUK
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. ŞENOL BEŞOLUK,
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Course Objective It’s important for to realize effective science education that every instructors, especially aimed to be master in the field, should know teaching and learning methods, paradigms, strategies and related research in this field. This course aimed to let students to learn theoretical foundations about instructional methods and basic skills to apply them.
Course Content Important factors in science education: learning outcomes, instructors, learning environment and student. Researches affect the way of science education. Individual differences in science education (cognitive and affective). Learning styles and modalities. Epistemological foundations of acquisition of scientific knowledge. Instructional methods in science education: history, paradigms and methods overview. Objectivist and constructivist approaches. Important concepts in science education: problem solving, cognitive apprenticeship, active learning, generative learning, higher order thinking skills. Discussion and general evaluation.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Explain the historical development of science education Lecture, Brain Storming, Self Study, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework, Performance Task,
2 Explain the factors effecting learning science Discussion, Question-Answer, Self Study, Brain Storming, Lecture, Homework, Oral Exam, Testing, Performance Task,
3 Explain the different types of learning styles Lecture, Self Study, Brain Storming, Question-Answer, Discussion, Homework, Testing, Oral Exam, Performance Task,
4 Compare and apply the theoretical principles of modern teaching methods Discussion, Question-Answer, Self Study, Lecture, Brain Storming, Performance Task, Oral Exam, Homework, Testing,
5 Compare different types of teaching methods Lecture, Question-Answer, Brain Storming, Self Study, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework, Performance Task,
6 Search and evaluate the literature about science education Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Lecture, Homework, Performance Task, Testing, Oral Exam,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Important factors in science education (SE): learning outcomes, teacher, learning environment, student
2 Research in SE. Sources, milestones
3 Affect of individual differences in SE (cognitives)
4 Affect of individual differences in SE (affectives)
5 Learning styles and modalities in SE
6 Epistemological foundations of acquisition of scientific knowledge. Common instructional methods (history, paradigms, methods, general overview).
7 Students’ projects. Behaviorists’: Pavlov, Thorndike, Skinner.
8 Students’ projects. Cognitivists’: Piaget, DeBono, Gagne,
9 Students’ projects. Cognitivists’ 2:Bloom, Miller, Asubel, Paivio
10 Students’ projects. Constructivists: VonGlasersfeld, Vygotsky, Bruner, Bransford.
11 Students’ projects. Constructivists 2: Lave, Spiro, Jonassen
12 Important concepts in SE: Problem solving, cognitive apprenticeship, cognitive flexibility
13 Active learning, generative learning, higher order skills, alternative conceptions
14 Discussion and general evaluation
Course Notes
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Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 30
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Assignment 1 15 15
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 10 10
Final examination 1 25 25
Total Workload 161
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.44
dersAKTSKredisi 6